Camponotus igneus

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Camponotus igneus
Temporal range: Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: Camponotus igneus
Mayr, 1868

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Camponotus mengei.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • igneus. †Camponotus igneus Mayr, 1868b: 28, pl. 1, figs. 9, 10 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene).
    • Status as species: Scudder, 1891: 692; Dalla Torre, 1893: 235; André, 1895b: 82 (in list); Emery, 1905b: 189; Handlirsch, 1907: 867.
    • Junior synonym of †mengei: Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 138; Théobald, 1937b: 217; Bolton, 1995b: 104; Dlussky & Perkovsky, 2002: 11.


  • Mayr, G. 1868c. Die Ameisen des baltischen Bernsteins. Beitr. Naturkd. Preuss. 1: 1-102 (page 28, pl. 1, figs. 9, 10 worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1915i [1914]. The ants of the Baltic Amber. Schr. Phys.-Ökon. Ges. Königsb. 55: 1-142 (page 138, Junior synonym of mengei)